FAQS

We are neither a culinary school nor an institute. We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that showcases New York’s dynamic agriculture, wine, craft beer, and food industries. The Center’s state-of-the-art facility overlooking Canandaigua Lake features a variety of event spaces to explore, and experiences to guide you along your New York State culinary journey!

There is so much to explore at the New York Kitchen! We feature our local-fare restaurant, the Restaurant, a Tasting Room featuring flights of New York State wines, beers and spirits, and the Pantry filled with gourmet food products and culinary treasures. In addition, we offer interactive cooking classes and beer and wine education classes that are open to the public! Registration for the classes in advance is encouraged, as they typically sell out quickly so check out our events calendar today! Are you looking for the perfect venue for a private event? We can help! Contact our hospitality & events team and we would be happy to have you join us for a tour of our breath-taking event spaces.

You can register for a class online, by calling 585.394.7070, or in person at NYK. Register online here and select the class you would like to attend. When you are ready to check out, proceed to the shopping cart and complete the registration and payment process as directed. You will receive an email confirmation once you are successfully registered. Have additional questions? Contact us at 585.394.7070.

Don’t worry, no tickets are needed to attend your class. You will simply use your name to check in at the Front Desk upon arrival.

Please plan on arriving 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to allow proper time to check in. Arrive a little too early? Take some time to explore! Taste some flavors of New York State in our Tasting Room, shop our Pantry, or grab a quick drink or bite to eat in the Restaurant.

We ask that you wear comfortable, casual clothing and shoes. An apron will be provided for use during the class.

Culinary classes are generally 2-2.5 hours. Beverage classes typically run 1-2 hours.

There are two different formats:

Hands-On Kitchen: These are full participation classes. Guests work in groups to prepare different portions of the class menu. At the end of the class, all participants share the meal, which is often paired with New York State wine or beer. Each participant will go home with copies of the recipes prepared during the class.

Demonstration Theater: These classes are designed in more of a lecture style, but they also involve class participation. Specific formats vary, but classes typically include a chef demonstration and/or a food & beverage pairing.

It is always a good idea to add your name to the waitlist for a class that is of interest to you. You do not need to submit payment information until a spot becomes available. If an opening becomes available, you will be notified by phone or email.

You may cancel your registration for a class up to 72 hours prior to the class start time to receive a full refund or transfer into another class. To cancel, please call us at 585-394-7070. NO refunds or exchanges will be given after the 72 hour window has passed. You may, however, transfer your registration to another individual by calling NYK to let us know who we can expect in your place. NYK reserves the right to cancel any class. We will notify all registrants by phone and email.

Yes, select wines and beers may be purchased in our Tasting Room. You can also purchase beverages from the full service bar in the Restaurant.

Wine tastings consist of five 1oz. pours, beer tastings consist of five 3oz. pours, and spirit tastings consist of three quarter-ounce pours.

The prices range from $6-$10 per flight.

New York State wines, beers and spirits are available by the taste, flight, glass and bottle. We rotate our beverage inventory so that we can represent different beverages from around the state.

We carry New York State food products from jams and mustards to cheeses and salad dressings. In addition, you can pick up unique wine and culinary gifts and mementos. Gift baskets are available for sale and can be customized. Gift cards for any dollar amount can be purchased in the Restaurant.

Gift cards can be purchased online, in person at the Center, or by calling 585.394.7070.

Gift Cards are redeemable for any of the Center’s offerings and to make online purchases. They can be purchased here.

In addition to its delicious, locally-sourced menu, the Restaurant boasts a beautiful dining room and wrap-around deck overlooking Canandaigua Lake! The only place you can experience the best locally-sourced food with specially-crafted New York State beer, wine, and cocktails.

There is no formal dress code at the Restaurant. It is a fun, casual atmosphere.

There is a $15 corkage fee. On Wednesdays we waive corkage fees for BYOB night.

We offer daily specials and the following promotions:

  • Daily Happy Hour from 5-7pm with $1 off beers, $2 off wine and $3 off well cocktails
  • Every Wednesday: BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) Night; corkage fee is waived
  • Every Thursday: Buy One Appetizer, get the Second 50% off
  • Extended Happy Hour on Saturdays runs 2:30 – 7pm
  • Brunch, every Sunday from 11:30am-2pm with $2 mimosas and $3 Bloody Mary’s

From seasonal events, to weddings, corporate events, and special birthday celebrations, the Center is a one-of-a-kind place to host your private events. Explore our variety of event spaces here!

The New York Kitchen takes pride in our volunteers. From March through December, volunteers greet our guests as they enter the building and during special events. If you are interested in joining our team, please call Sue Bell at 585.394.7070 ext. 109.

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